Sunderland AFC star Bailey Wright will surprise a supporter with on online call as part of the club’s World Mental Health Day activities.
Together with the EFL and the club’s official charity, Foundation of Light, we are looking to help reconnect people and encourage conversations.
While we’ve all missed out on regular get-togethers and seeing friends and family during lockdown, some older members of the community have gone weeks without speaking to people, with thousands of adults across the north east admitting that their well-being and mental health has been affected as a result of feeling lonely.
As part of World Mental Health Day, Black Cats defender Bailey will reach out and have a virtual meet and greet with a fan, where they can chat about whatever they like!
If you know someone aged over 55 who might like to chat to Bailey, register their details here.
World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October each year, to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and encourage conversations at a time when looking after our mental health has never been more important.
One person will be chosen to receive a call from Bailey, however, there will be additional opportunities to engage with the club and Foundation of Light around World Mental Health Day activities through the Tackling Loneliness Together programme. Click here for details.
Written By Kate Smith
2 October 2020